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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Wharton, Wendy Mitchell Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 5, 2018 ISBN: 9780525593621
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One of the first-ever glimpses of what it feels like to experience Alzheimer's firsthand--a literary nonfiction version of Still Alice--an unforgettable chronicle of optimism and one woman's unique ways of coping, despite her inevitable decline.

Wendy Mitchell had a busy job with the British National Health Service, raised her two daughters alone, and spent her weekends running and climbing mountains. And then, slowly, a mist settled deep inside the mind she once knew so well, blurring the world around her. She didn't know it then, but dementia was starting to take hold.
In 2014, at age 59, Wendy was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. What lay ahead was scary and unknowable, but she was determined and resourceful and she vowed to outwit the disease for as long as she could. Still living independently, Wendy used post-it notes to remind her of her routines and created a "memory room" where she displays photos--with labels--of her daughters and friends. It's a place she can go and sit to feel the happiness she would like to remember more specifically. And her sunny outlook persists: she now devotes her time to educating doctors, caregivers, and other patients, and to reducing the stigma surrounding the disease.

A chronicle of one woman's struggle to make sense of her shifting world and her mortality, Somebody That I Used to Know is also an illuminating and uplifting testament to the indomitable human spirit. Download and start listening now!

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About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.